Apple's small form factor desktop computer. It first debuted on January 22, 2005.

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OS X Mavericks wakes my Mac from sleep every hour or so

Ever since upgrading to Mavericks, it looks like my Mac Mini wakes from sleep about once an hour or so. In the Console, I get the following message: Oct 30 02:12:06 gary-mac WindowServer[93]: ...
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Very slow OS responsiveness, excessive console error messages (1 per second)

I have a Mac Mini OSX Mountain Lion (now Mavericks) with 8GB of ram. I am a software developer and don't run extremely intensive applications concurrently on the system or anything that should be TOO ...
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Mac Mini does not recognize USB Keyboard at start up

I am using a Quickfire Stealth mechanical USB Keyboard for my Mac Mini. I am having an issue that each time I boot the computer, I have to plug it out from the USB port and plug it back in for the Mac ...
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How many monitors can be hooked up to a Mac Mini?

How many monitors can be hooked up to a Mac Mini? I've only ever hooked a Mac Mini up to 2 monitors, but I'm interested in going up to at least 4. Is this even possible? According to Apple's Mac ...
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internal SATA to external (eSATA) port extension for Late 2012 Mac Mini?

Is there an aftermarket or home-brew solution for extending the 2nd internal SATA port in a Late 2012 Mac Mini (not earlier or later versions!) to the outside of the case, i.e. turning it into an ...
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How to delay hibernation after sleep in Mac mini?

When I press a power button on my Mac mini, it goes to sleep mode and when I press it again, it turns on very quickly. However, after a longer sleep, it hibernates. How can I make this delay longer? ...
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Apple OS Update and SSD failed last time I tried

I have a MacMini that is running 10.7.5. This is a Mid-2011 MacMini. I installed a SSD in my MacMini about a year ago. When I put the SSD in, the Mini was already running Lion. I installed the ...
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Apple Configurator V1.4 was working this morning, now quits immediately upon start

I have a new Mac Mini, OS X 10.8.5 (12F45), just set up this morning. Downloaded Apple Configurator 1.4 (351). It worked fine up until about an hour ago, when it started quitting as soon as I start ...
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Mac Mini 2011 - monitor wakes up messed up

I have an Mac Mini from 2011. Sometimes (I would say 80% of the time) when I wake up the monitors, after they've been sleeping, my main monitor (a Benq G2220HD 22″, connected via DVI → Mini ...
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Can I use an old TV as a monitor for Mac Mini?

I have an old TV with following sockets: Front: Back: Can I use this TV as a monitor for Mac Mini (2012) ? If so, do I need any adapters?
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Mac wakes up from sleep every night and then goes back to sleep immediately

I've had my Mac Mini for about six months now. Every night, I put it to Sleep rather than shutting it down. Since about two weeks ago, the Mac Mini wakes up from sleep around 1 to 3 am, once a night, ...
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Unable to Any process in my MacMini (Hang System Prefrences)

I am facing one problem. When I open System Preferences it's directly open Desktop&Screensaver screen and continuously saying "Loading..." and rotating wheel. I unable to any thing. See the screen ...
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Is there any way to tweak or modify AFP to increase transfer speed?

I have a Mac Mini, MacBook Pro and Synology DS213 connected to a gigabit switch via cat6 cables. When I enable AFP on the DS213, I get ~60mbpsUP and ~700mbpsDOWN when accessing it from Mac Mini and ...
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Mac Mini and MacBook Pro are giving slow upload speeds on wired gigabit LAN

My Mac Mini and MacBook Pro are giving relatively slow upload speeds (~60mbps) on my gigabit (10/100/1000) LAN. I think the problem has something to do with Mac OS, but I really can't pin point the ...
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Time Machine only backs up /Users and /opt

I have 2 MacMinis. The two MacMinis are both connected via firewire. I have one MacMini backup over afp over firewire to a hard drive on the other MacMini. This system works perfectly and the whole ...
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My mac mini HDMI display switch off and on

I have a mac mini (mi-2011) connected to a screen using an HDMI cable. I have nothing on the screen except several second from time to time. I tried to autodetect the monitor in the system ...
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Turn a Mac Mini into a public WiFi hotspot

What I'd like to do, for an event, is use a Mac Mini to share a Internet connection via WiFi. However, I'd like to put up a splash page to the joining device's browser. It would display the free WiFi ...
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Which would be better for FCP and Pro Tools? Mac Mini 2.3GHz i7Quad or iMac 2.9GHz i5 Quad?

I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question. I've been a post production recording engineer and sound editor for 20 years, but for the last 4 I've been on disability because of arthritis and ...
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Lubuntu PowerPC no apt repositories

I have installed Lubuntu on my G4 Mac Mini, however it didn't have any apt repositories, except from the CD ones. I copied over the repositories from my i386 installation, but it can't find some of ...
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Why my sound is mute?

I have problem with my mac mini, sound icon is mute and i am unable to click to unmute it. Tomorrow night it was working fine, but getting issue now, i inserted headPhone but nothing happen. and ...
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“Laptop Notebook Memory for Apple Mac Mini”? Does this sound right?

I am shopping for memory for a MacBook Pro (mid-2009) and I found this. Supposedly, it is "Laptop Notebook Memory for Apple Mac Mini". Can such memory be used in a Mac Mini? Can it be used in the MBP ...
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Mac mini stops blinking in standby

I'm on Macmini6,2 with current firmware and 10.8.4. When I send it to sleep it starts its on and off fading status LED thing to indicate it is now asleep. When I come back a few hours later, it is ...
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Bootcamp and wireless usb keyboard: How to boot with Mac os

I have a Mac mini. I installed windows 7 with bootcamp and now windows 7 is the default OS. My problem is that it doens't seem to recognize my keypress during the boot (I have a logitech usb wireless ...
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Airplay to more than one screen concurrently?

I'm looking for the best method to display a desktop on multiple television displays. Currently I have a Mac Mini mounted behind the tv and controlling via vnc. As I want to setup more screens (All ...
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Using a second HD and installing apps on external drive?

I am considering adding an extra drive to my Mac Mini (possibly a tower-size one like mentioned here) and keeping it permanently plugged-in, for extra space and to leave the main Macintosh HD for ...
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Does an old Intel Core Duo Mac Mini have enough performance to run the latest Garageband?

I am getting a used Mac Mini primarily so I can record music using Garageband. Will the 2007 or 2009 models have enough performance to run the latest Garageband and latest OS X? I will at most ...
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Using another Mac as a display

My MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8) only has one port for an additional monitor but I want to add a third monitor. I have a spare Mac mini (OS X 10.5) and I want to use it to support a third monitor. Is there ...
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Taking a Mac Mini and associated Peripherals As Carry-On Luggage Aboard An Aircraft?

Is there any reason(s) when luggage is screened at airport security, not to be able to take a Mac Mini, keyboard and mouse as carry-on luggage aboard an aircraft ?
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How can I write to a USB 3 flash drive faster than 15 mb/s?

I've got a USB 3 flash drive that should be able to write at about 50 mb/s, but I'm only able to write to it at 15 mb/s. I'm using a Mac Mini 2012, which has four USB 3 ports. I am connecting the ...
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Can the 2009 Mac mini work with its optical drive removed?

I wonder if the Mac mini 2009 needs the optical drive for work, or if I can just remove it? I don't need it at all and have an external drive just in case. I will replace the HDD with an SSD and want ...
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Can a Mac Mini have 3 external monitors connected to it?

Thinking of getting a mac mini for work. Can I connect three monitors to it? If so, how?
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Dropbox + Mac Mini Server = Syncing Issues

In our office, we use Dropbox business as a cloud; All of our files exist on a Mac Mini Server we use inside the office as a local repository for all of our Dropbox files. We then have Dropbox sync ...
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Possible to chain mac minis together?

Is there a guide to extending a mac mini by adding several mac minis together to add cpu and memory capacity?
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Is Mac Mini's Fusion drive useful if I mostly use windows 8 through Bootcamp?

I am considering of buying a Mac Mini with a 1TB Fusion Drive. However I will rarely use OSX (except for iPhone application development) and will mostly be running Windows 8 through Bootcamp. In this ...
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Mac Mini 2011 and DP video output is unstable - blanks multiple times in 10 minutes

I brought last year a Mac Mini 2011 (the base model with Intel 3000 HD). Yesterday I brought a Dell U2713H. I now run with two displays connected and the other displays have been reliable before ...
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Mac Mini Streaming to HDTV

I am considering purchasing a Mac Mini in a few weeks and am just wondering about the best way to wire it to a 1920x1080p Monitor as well as a 720p HDTV. I would like to put streaming video on the ...
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2011 Mac Mini Triple monitors

I have the 2011 model of the mac mini (first aluminum rendition). I have 3 matching VGA monitors that I would like to use. I currently have 1 connected through the mini DVI to VGA adapter. What would ...
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For the Apple SSD drives, will they run slower with less free space available?

From what I understand, most SSDs will run slower once there is 20% or less free space available, due to TRIM/garbage collection. However, are Apple SSDs the same way? The reason I ask is because ...
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Making a Mac Mini mid-2007 able to display 2560x1440 in 2D work

I have a Mac Mini mid-2007 (MB139xx/A) that can only output 1920x1080 (as far as I've understood). I have a Dell U2713HM screen, and I'd like to make that Mac beeing able to work on that screen at ...
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Disk utility on OSX and gParted both fail to format a drive

I have mac mini mid 2011, bought 14 months back. Yesterday I started my system normally but it was running slow the usual so I restarted it, after restarting system was taking too long to boot but ...
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is it worth it to install SSD internally, instead of using USB3?

I prefer to keep my boot drive external, so that I can quickly boot using another Mac if my primary Mac fails. I use a USB3 drive dock to connect the drive to my Macs. I bought a 120GB SSD w/SATA3 ...
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Is Shutting Down An iMac Or Mac Mini Really Necessary?

In today's age with low power standby modes & the advanced OS X that is Mountain Lion, it is simpler than ever to go for long periods (perhaps months) without shutting down your iMac (and possibly ...
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Mac Mini with Linux

I have a Mac Mini (6,1) without an optical drive and I would like to put Debian testing on it instead of OS X. I cannot find a complete and concise guide to doing this on the mac's without the optical ...
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App windows move spontaneously on display wake (2 monitors) - OS X 10.8.3

OS X 10.8.3 Mac Mini Late 2012, 2.6Ghz quad-core i7, set up with 2 displays, like this: Thunderbolt Port HDMI Port /*****************|------|**********\_______________ | ...
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IR won't activate screen on 10.8.3 Mountain Lion Mac Mini

I use my Mini for home theatre, but the IR won't active the screen. Using Screen Sharing will activate the screen. I see others have reported this issue with 10.8.2 that went away with 10.8.3. Alas ...
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Mac Mini has slowed to an unbearable crawl!

I've read a lot of other questions about speed, but my question does not seem to be answered anywhere. My Mac Mini is running so slow that I cannot see what I am typing. It takes up to 15 seconds to ...
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Running GUI application from Console Login

What I'm trying to do is after logging into the >console on my mac mini run safari. Its on 10.6.8 if that matters, I've tried a 10.8.3 machine. Once logged in, I login as root. From here is it ...
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Can I use both Mac mini display ports at the same time and which adapters do I need?

If I have two DVI monitors that are exactly alike, could I connect them both to the same Mac mini and extend the desktop using both displays? Can I use both the HDMI and Thunderbolt ports at the same ...
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Real sleepmode WITHOUT hibernation

As the most people, I also googled after setting the hibernatemode, and found the following command: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 ... which should enable the RAM-only sleep mode. I also deleted ...
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Plug headphone not support with macmini

I have a Macmini 4,1. I tried to use plug headset with mic for skype call, but it doesn't work. I can hear the voice from the other end, but my voice can't be heard on the other end. I tried with two ...